Stephenson County IL Daycare

Find Stephenson County, Illinois daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.


Amity Day Care Center 511 South Liberty Avenue Freeport IL 61032 815-233-3001


Creative Learning Center For Pre-School Ed 2700 West Stephenson Street Freeport IL 61032 815-232-2491

Dakota Learn And Play Child Care Center 400 Campus Drive Dakota IL 61018 815-449-9285

Nicaa Head Start/King Community Campus 511 South Liberty Avenue Freeport IL 61032 815-235-5374

Nicaa Head Start/Pleasant Street 537 West Pleasant Street Freeport IL 61032 815-235-5374

Open Bible Learning Center 3800 West Stephenson Street Freeport IL 61032 815-235-5721

YMCA Children's Center 2998 West Pearl City Road Freeport IL 61032 815-235-5246

About Stephenson County Daycares

Stephenson County Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Stephenson County, IL. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Stephenson County home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Stephenson County childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Stephenson County, Illinois come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Stephenson County Adult Daycares.

Illinois Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Illinois State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Illinois Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Stephenson County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Stephenson County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Stephenson County Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Stephenson County Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Illinois State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Stephenson County private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Stephenson County.

Stephenson County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Stephenson County, Illinois. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, IL law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.